City of Birmingham, AL
Birmingham is located in Shelby County in Alabama. The median income is $31,467 and the median home value is $87,200. The unemployment rate is 16.96% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 21.8 minutes to work each day. The population is 23% White, 74% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 2% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Birmingham, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Birmingham has a Walk Score® of 33.
Median Household Income$31,467
Median Home Price$87,200
Alabama Theatre Birmingham’s cherished Alabama Theatre has been a part of the city’s landscape since 1927. The theater was built for silent movie screenings, and today has been restored as the venue for most of the city’s arts and culture events. Plays, ballets and concerts are all held at the Alabama Theatre, and it is a popular spot for watching movies. Everything from classic films to newer releases can all be seen at this historic venue. Live Music
Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q Part of Birmingham’s culinary landscape for about 30 years, Miss Myra’s is a barbeque institution full of photos of famed University of Alabama football coach Bear Bryant. But it’s the food that keeps locals coming back, and even national outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have touted Miss Myra’s barbecue as some of the area’s best. The ribs draw diners to form a line at lunch time, and the restaurant’s white sauce, a vinegar and mayonnaise concoction, is touted as delicious on chicken.
Parks Birmingham has the most green space in the country per capita. There are about 18 acres for every 1,000 residents, and the city has 2,000-plus acres of park space on its more than 120 pieces of property. Red Mountain Park is Birmingham's Zip Line Tour destination that also includes 10 miles of hiking trails, and 3 historic iron ore mining sites. The park also features Sky Trail, a series of 20 aerial challenges, which is the first of its kind in the state of Alabama. Golf
SchoolsIn Birmingham, Alabama
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Birmingham rates.
BusinessIn Birmingham, Alabama
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Birmingham.
HealthIn Birmingham, Alabama
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Birmingham.